January 12, 2005

Town church gets permanent pastor

Greenwich Time

By Ivan H. Golden
Staff Writer

January 12, 2005

FAIRFIELD -- Parishioners at St. Paul Church in Greenwich have waited more than two years for the Rev. Frank A. Winn.

The Catholic parish has been without a permanent pastor since December 2002, when the Rev. Albert McGoldrick was replaced in response to an allegation of child sexual abuse from 20 years ago.

Since then, a series of interim priests has filled in at the 1,000-member parish on Sherwood Avenue in backcountry Greenwich. But when Winn moves into the parish rectory on Saturday, he hopes it will be the start of a long relationship.

"I think the first thing on my agenda is to be a real presence there for the parishioners," Winn said yesterday in the rectory of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Fairfield, where he is associate pastor. "And to satisfy their concern that I'm not just going to be there for a few months and then leave. I'm going to be there for a long time."

Posted by kshaw at January 12, 2005 05:52 AM